16 Dec '11, 1am

MRT breakdown: Stuck on a dark train in a tunnel

MRT breakdown: Stuck on a dark train in a tunnel

An affected commuter sits in a pitch-black train. -- PHOTO: ST READER/OH SHU FEN By Lin Zhaowei Marketing assistant Oh Shu Fen had planned to meet her friends for dinner when she found herself stuck on a train in a tunnel on Thursday evening. The 23-year-old had boarded the train at Raffles Place MRT station for a five-minute ride to Dhoby Ghaut station. But just a few seconds into the ride, her cabin jerked slightly and slowed down. Another jerk, and it came to a stop and then the lights went off, followed swiftly by the air-conditioning. 'They kept playing apologies over the intercom,' she said. She overheard some people asking for doors to be opened for ventilation and a reply over the intercom that it was not possible due to safety reasons. Then word spread that a rescue train would be coming. By then, Ms Oh said she saw three people wilting and fainting. It was unbear...

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